Bold Conversation with Barbara Meyer Thursday May 17th at NOON, EST
Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
When Bold Givers contribute a large portion of their wealth to create a family foundation, it is exceptional. When they fund grassroots organizing and include community voices on their boards, it is truly exceptional. But Barbara Meyer did not stop there. Deeply moved by the wisdom of community voices on her family foundation board and in southern rural communities, she envisioned the board transferring its assets to a new fund created and governed by the foundation’s grantees.
Join us to hear how Barbara’s experience as an organizer for the United Farm Workers inspired her to invest her UPS inheritance in the Bert and Mary Meyer Foundation she founded in 1984; and twenty five years later to transfer those assets and the power they represented to Southern Partners Fund.
Bold Conversations is a monthly phone discussion hosted by Anne Ellinger, co-founder of Bolder Giving (www.boldergiving.org). Each month you can join a conversation with an extraordinary giver who will share strategies, challenges, and excitement about their giving.
The format of each Bold Conversation is a 60 min. free teleconference call. Anne and the featured guest talk, pausing frequently for questions and comments from listeners. We aim for an informal, interactive, and frank discussion where listeners apply lessons to their own giving. You can also listen to archived conversations and join online chats with Bold Givers hosted by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Please Join Us!
No matter what your level of giving or the causes you give to, you’ll gain nuggets of wisdom you can apply to your own situation, and be energized by Barbara Meyer's commitment to philanthropy.
Advisors Who Work with Donors
Please invite your donors to the call! You are welcome to join as well, so long as you participate by applying the discussion to your personal giving.
The contact information for joining the call will be provided by email following registration.
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Bold Conversations are approved for one hour of American College PACE Credit for Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy.
Bolder Giving's mission is to inspire and support people to give at their full lifetime potential. We promote three ways to give boldly.
- Give more: The average giving in the U.S. is 2-3% of annual income. We help those who can afford it to take quantum leaps further.
- Risk more: Many people are in an uninspired giving rut. We invite people to be more adventurous, strategic, and involved.
- Inspire more: Most people rarely talk about their giving. We support people to step out, start conversations, and to inspire others about the joy of giving.